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[net,4/4] netfilter: nf_tables: avoid false-postive lockdep splat

Message ID 20201121123601.21733-5-pablo@netfilter.org
State Changes Requested
Delegated to: Pablo Neira
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Series [net,1/4] netfilter: nftables_offload: set address type in control dissector | expand

Commit Message

Pablo Neira Ayuso Nov. 21, 2020, 12:36 p.m. UTC
From: Florian Westphal <fw@strlen.de>

There are reports wrt lockdep splat in nftables, e.g.:
------------[ cut here ]------------
WARNING: CPU: 2 PID: 31416 at net/netfilter/nf_tables_api.c:622
lockdep_nfnl_nft_mutex_not_held+0x28/0x38 [nf_tables]
...

These are caused by an earlier, unrelated bug such as a n ABBA deadlock
in a different subsystem.
In such an event, lockdep is disabled and lockdep_is_held returns true
unconditionally.  This then causes the WARN() in nf_tables.

Make the WARN conditional on lockdep still active to avoid this.

Fixes: f102d66b335a417 ("netfilter: nf_tables: use dedicated mutex to guard transactions")
Reported-by: Naresh Kamboju <naresh.kamboju@linaro.org>
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/linux-kselftest/CA+G9fYvFUpODs+NkSYcnwKnXm62tmP=ksLeBPmB+KFrB2rvCtQ@mail.gmail.com/
Signed-off-by: Florian Westphal <fw@strlen.de>
Signed-off-by: Pablo Neira Ayuso <pablo@netfilter.org>
---
 net/netfilter/nf_tables_api.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
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Patch

diff --git a/net/netfilter/nf_tables_api.c b/net/netfilter/nf_tables_api.c
index 0f58e98542be..23abf1578594 100644
--- a/net/netfilter/nf_tables_api.c
+++ b/net/netfilter/nf_tables_api.c
@@ -619,7 +619,8 @@  static int nft_request_module(struct net *net, const char *fmt, ...)
 static void lockdep_nfnl_nft_mutex_not_held(void)
 {
 #ifdef CONFIG_PROVE_LOCKING
-	WARN_ON_ONCE(lockdep_nfnl_is_held(NFNL_SUBSYS_NFTABLES));
+	if (debug_locks)
+		WARN_ON_ONCE(lockdep_nfnl_is_held(NFNL_SUBSYS_NFTABLES));
 #endif
 }